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SEGMENT OF HISTORIC RAILROAD TUNNEL TRAIL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Date: September 13, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: Sept. 13, 2012
Release No.: 2012-40
Contact: Kevin Turner, 702-293-8712

SEGMENT OF HISTORIC RAILROAD TUNNEL TRAIL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - A quarter-mile segment of the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail is temporarily closed until Sept. 29 so crews can reseal the Hoover Dam Parking Garage. Because of the closure, hikers will not be able to access the dam from the trail.

The 3.7-mile trail spans from Lakeshore Road to the Hoover Dam Parking Garage, and it is the only remaining section of the Hoover Dam Railroad system that is not highly disturbed or under water.

The small portion of the trail near the garage was closed the evening of Sept. 12. The remainder of the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail is open.

For more details about the trail's history and unique views along the route, visit http://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/hikerr.htm.

-NPS-

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